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I have a bump on right side of knee, Should I wear a knee brace ?

Last year I fell at work and I bruised my right knee badly. It all got better except for now, a year later, I have a lump (looks like a hernia) on the right side of my knee. It's soft, doesn't hurt, but swells a little after exercise. I had it checked after my accident by my doctor, and he didn't seem to think it was anything. Any advice so I don't hurt it while exercising? Should I wear a knee brace or wrap it while exercising? Thanks
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jun 2010
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
It sounds like a meniscal cyst. This happens when you tear a meniscus inside your knee. Meniscus is a shock-absorber in your knee. You should see an orthopaedic surgeon who will advise you a keyhole surgery to operate the tear in the meniscus and decompress the cyst.
Answered: Mon, 5 Mar 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.welcome.Best would be to go for MRI knee for the proper diagnosis.Consult an orthopaedician.Good luck.
Answered: Fri, 9 Sep 2011
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